I Voted With (the other) Half of the Country

I don’t shy away from much… but I was hesitant to write, much less attach my name to, this article. After years of being trained and tested by the army to fight against the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and others, I found myself fearing the backlash from my peers more so than any real threat I ever faced – so much so that even after agreeing to write about an alternative view to this election, I nearly submitted this anonymously. Such is the life of a conservative on an Ivy League campus.

But, right or wrong, I often associate anonymity with cowardice, a label which perhaps frightens me more. So, with that:

I voted for Trump.

Most here have asked (to put it kindly) “Why?”

I realize that what follows may look like a generic laundry list that lacks evidence or analysis, but let’s be real: I lack the space to fully explain my views, and you’ve already made up your mind. (The fact that you’re still reading at this point makes me believe that 1) you voted the same way, 2) we are – or at least were – friends, or 3) you’re my mother, who is an absolute saint. Love you, Mom!) But, if you do want to understand my or much of middle America’s point of view, I’m happy to talk and explain any of the following.

I voted for someone who I believe will:

  • place America’s interests first, both internationally and within our borders
  • uphold our Constitution and enforce our rule of law
  • rebuild our military so that we are fully ready to face any threat in the world
  • disrupt an entrenched and self-serving establishment in Washington
  • provide the best chance at strengthening our economy

I voted against someone who:

  • changes her stance whenever politically convenient
  • has vowed to put the key industry of my state of West Virginia out of business
  • has endorsed and enacted policies that have helped spread terrorism
  • has paid lip service to women’s and minority rights while acting against them
  • has long been a part of an establishment out of touch with much of the country
  • I would not trust as the Commander-in-Chief of my sisters, brother, cousins, and countless friends
  • failed to act appropriately during, and failed to take responsibility after, a moment of crisis, and then lied to our country and to the families of Service Members slain on her watch to cover her missteps
  • believes she is above the law

Though the great social issues that face our time may be at the front of many of our classmates’ minds at the moment, I do not believe that this election was a referendum against any of them. I believe that, while in the voting booth, much of America was focused on their day-to-day lives, and voted against a party who had not improved them in the way they had expected. I believe that this was a general vote against a corrupt and self-serving candidate who represented that party, and a vote for a fresh Washington outsider who, despite his many flaws, may just be able to bring prosperity to those who feel forgotten by their elected officials.

Over the next four years I am confident that I will be both pleased and disappointed with the candidate for whom I voted. I am also confident that this piece will lead to both ridicule and meaningful dialogue, though I pray for more of the latter. Most importantly, however, is that regardless of who is President, I am confident that this Nation of ours will remain the single greatest force for good that this world has ever seen, and that I am happy, proud, and blessed to have served her and call her home.



  1. Pingback: cm54xtcn5wyxjcmt5neywtfasdw4cet

  2. Pingback: alcoholism help

  3. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  4. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هفتم فصل دوم

  5. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت دوازدهم فصل دوم

  6. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  7. Pingback: huge cocks

  8. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم فصل دوم شهرزاد

  9. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفدهم عاشقانه

  10. Pingback: Michelle Martinez

  11. Pingback: Ana Foxxx

  12. Pingback: August Ames

  13. Pingback: August Ames

  14. Pingback: hamptonbaycelingfanblog

  15. Pingback: Cherry Hilson

  16. Pingback: casinos online usa

  17. Pingback: پنجره

  18. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  19. Pingback: Loyola College for Sale

  20. Pingback: دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم

  21. Pingback: دانلود قسمت یازدهم شهرزاد دوم

  22. Pingback: under armour outet melbourne

  23. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  24. Pingback: Kirstie

  25. Pingback: porno

  26. Pingback: porno

  27. Pingback: porno gratis

  28. Pingback: porno gratis

  29. Pingback: porno gratis

  30. Pingback: ساخت پنجره دوجداره

  31. Pingback: دانلود قسمت 17 عاشقانه

  32. Pingback: پنجره دو سه جداره ساخت فروش در ایران

  33. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Hillsboro Beach

  34. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Margate

  35. Pingback: دانلود موزیک

  36. Pingback: hip brace support

  37. Pingback: فروش توری

  38. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  39. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم شهرزاد

  40. Pingback: casino games blackjack

  41. Pingback: 18+

  42. Pingback: Roof Repair Long Island

  43. Pingback: the url of the site

  44. Pingback: cheap jordans

  45. Pingback: buy zynga poker chips

  46. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم شهرزاد دوم

  47. Pingback: jake burgess springfield mo

  48. Pingback: clash royale free gems

  49. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  50. Pingback: Poker Online Terpercaya

  51. Pingback: lingerie

  52. Pingback: پنجره

  53. Pingback: coin-banks.com

  54. Pingback: coin-banks bitcoin

  55. Pingback: coin-banks cryptocurrency

  56. Pingback: DraftKings

  57. Pingback: mdansby software

  58. Pingback: nicocontrol comprar

  59. Pingback: vpm

  60. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  61. Pingback: anime series

  62. Pingback: ap2 irons 716 australia

  63. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 15 پانزده

  64. Pingback: پنجره

  65. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 15

  66. Pingback: http://

  67. Pingback: kids cartoons before and after

  68. Pingback: Roofing Contractors Long Island

  69. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 16

  70. Pingback: NEM

  71. Pingback: دانلود عالیجناب قسمت اول

  72. Pingback: work from home

  73. Pingback: political polls twitter

  74. Pingback: game

  75. Pingback: this is

  76. Pingback: Car Starter Repair

  77. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره

  78. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  79. Pingback: Carpet Cleaning Killeen TX

  80. Pingback: scotty cameron newport putter australia

  81. Pingback: vouchers

  82. Pingback: Limos

  83. Pingback: buy home

  84. Pingback: دانلود فیلم سریال ایرانی

  85. Pingback: how to buy bitcoins

  86. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  87. Pingback: gratis annonser danmark

  88. Pingback: پنجره

  89. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  90. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  91. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره

  92. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  93. Pingback: SEO Sheffield

  94. Pingback: google hd porn

  95. Pingback: Mitch McConnell

  96. Pingback: garden bridges california

  97. Pingback: Limo Rental Vancouver BC

  98. Pingback: why not check here

  99. Pingback: Avinash Mishra Selenium

  100. Pingback: qq99

  101. Pingback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bld2NoB1hBI

  102. Pingback: clean shower head

  103. Pingback: walmart1 login

  104. Pingback: فیلم اکسیدان

  105. Pingback: download best

  106. Pingback: stair supplies

  107. Pingback: دانلود

  108. Pingback: Yakima Web Marketing

  109. Pingback: google ch porn

  110. Pingback: EVA TV

  111. Pingback: پنجره

  112. Pingback: EVA TV

  113. Pingback: dropship websites for sale

  114. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  115. Pingback: uk top 40

  116. Pingback: www

  117. Pingback: https://foursquare.com/user/434840602/list/how-to-properly-make-use-of-your-digicam

  118. Pingback: gym clothes

  119. Pingback: usi-tech

  120. Pingback: quality products

  121. Pingback: video vlog

  122. Pingback: صيانه

  123. Pingback: leia

  124. Pingback: Schlüsselnotfallservice

  125. Pingback: دانلود سریال

  126. Pingback: Denver virtual staging

  127. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  128. Pingback: best theme for real estate

  129. Pingback: nicholas

  130. Pingback: More here

  131. Pingback: Self Storage Units and Facilities in Jefferson on River Road

  132. Pingback: watch movies online

  133. Pingback: commercial air conditioner installation Claremont

  134. Pingback: Easiest Way To Make Money Without a Website

  135. Pingback: personnel consulting

  136. Pingback: washing machine repairs

  137. Pingback: getting rid of blackheads

  138. Pingback: buy hacklinks

  139. Pingback: Judi Poker

  140. Pingback: www.youtube.com

  141. Pingback: cramster textbook solutions

  142. Pingback: payday loans

  143. Pingback: Private Tour

  144. Pingback: https://visual.ly/users/info10/portfolio

  145. Pingback: ad network

  146. Pingback: ship my car

  147. Pingback: buy cheap hacklinks

  148. Pingback: how to make an scorpio man call you

  149. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  150. Pingback: gym

  151. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  152. Pingback: Booster seat cover

  153. Pingback: نهنگ عنبر

  154. Pingback: multi-use nursing cover

  155. Pingback: real caller apk

  156. Pingback: gosexy

  157. Pingback: SkinAlley

  158. Pingback: Online Mobile Casino Malaysia

  159. Pingback: Read Full Report

  160. Pingback: dealfeed

  161. Pingback: dealfeed

  162. Pingback: maximainvestments

  163. Pingback: game hack

  164. Pingback: mobile porno videos

  165. Pingback: visit this website

  166. Pingback: تیتر روز – کسب درآمد از اینترنت و موبایل

  167. Pingback: سریال شهرزاد هفدهم – دیده شو

  168. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  169. Pingback: Olahraga dan Kesenangan


  171. Pingback: world cup app

  172. Pingback: دانلود رایگان فیلم نهنگ عنبر 2

  173. Pingback: clip hangers

  174. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  175. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  176. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  177. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  178. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  179. Pingback: judi kartu online

  180. Pingback: somulin

  181. Pingback: www.envisionsolutionsnow

  182. Pingback: baby shower gifts

  183. Pingback: war dragons cheats iphone no survey

  184. Pingback: Google blackhat

  185. Pingback: http://bit.ly/best-seo-service

  186. Pingback: Hakukoneoptimointi Espoo

  187. Pingback: strizh34.ru

  188. Pingback: orgasm.alipornx.com

  189. Pingback: Read more

  190. Pingback: mine site

  191. Pingback: Go site

  192. Pingback: See link

  193. Pingback: Origin

  194. Pingback: Link

  195. Pingback: Web

  196. Pingback: Video site

  197. Pingback: Origin site

  198. Pingback: Go link

  199. Pingback: Click here

  200. Pingback: Anonymous

  201. Pingback: www

  202. Pingback: url

  203. Pingback: See site

  204. Pingback: main site

  205. Pingback: news etv

  206. Pingback: Pix link

  207. Pingback: See video

  208. Pingback: Video link

  209. Pingback: Homepage

  210. Pingback: sleepingbitch.com

  211. Pingback: Black Slim Semi Flexible Silicone Butt Plug with Tassel Tail

  212. Pingback: More

  213. Pingback: Website

  214. Pingback: computer equipment recycling

  215. Pingback: buy cialis online

  216. Pingback: Click here z-proekt ru txt

  217. Pingback: Arvind Pandit

  218. Pingback: Read more bignips nakedgirlfuck com

  219. Pingback: feed nude freeanalz com

  220. Pingback: See video cuteten nakedgirlfuck com

  221. Pingback: Go link ixfap ru

  222. Pingback: Pix link bestfreeporn alisextube com

  223. Pingback: old computer equipment disposal

  224. Pingback: Link escort abudhabihottestgirls com

  225. Pingback: Go link manitub ru

  226. Pingback: Pic link privatepics sexviptube com

  227. Pingback: Web hotpics tuel-spb ru

  228. Pingback: Read more analka jivetalk org

  229. Pingback: Homepage teen freeanalz com

  230. Pingback: url site sochi1mt ru

  231. Pingback: main site dubaipornx com

  232. Pingback: Source dadlook nakedgirlfuck com

  233. Pingback: pornpics sleepingbitch com

  234. Pingback: Site cumnose nakedgirlfuck com

  235. Pingback: Click here biglips nakedgirlfuck com

  236. Pingback: teens hotxxmom com

  237. Pingback: Video link navifact ru

  238. Pingback: Pix link alipornx com

  239. Pingback: Origin free-anal-porno mysexydownload com

  240. Pingback: Pic link nanastom ru

  241. Pingback: main site seowm ru

  242. Pingback: See video bigcock nakedgirlfuck com

  243. Pingback: Read more naked freeanalz com

  244. Pingback: Read more xvideos alisextube com

  245. Pingback: url babacams com

  246. Pingback: url lesbian-pics jivetalk org

  247. Pingback: Origin site ruporn asshotsexx com

  248. Pingback: See video xaxazu ru

  249. Pingback: feed alisexypics com

  250. Pingback: url tutvobed ru

  251. Pingback: Tri-Cities Iphone Repair

  252. Pingback: 3D Model BMW 1 Series Convertiblee (2009)

  253. Pingback: Arabic songs

  254. Pingback: vidfox

  255. Pingback: mouse click the following web site

  256. Pingback: Yahoo Finance

  257. Pingback: Danie

  258. Pingback: deparazitare aer conditionat

  259. Pingback: flexispy review

  260. Pingback: boobs bigger

  261. Pingback: Schlüsseldienst

  262. Pingback: fast credit repair

  263. Pingback: porn world xxx sex polls

  264. Pingback: aer conditionat bucuresti

  265. Pingback: Prince Frank VON ANHALT-Nassau

  266. Pingback: bath bimbs

  267. Pingback: Animated Incest Porn

  268. Pingback: Incest Hentai Comics

  269. Pingback: moms chips

  270. Pingback: Mother Son Incest

  271. Pingback: 3d Incest Stories

  272. Pingback: Incest Art Pictures

  273. Pingback: Drawn Incest Pics

  274. Pingback: Family Incest Stories

  275. Pingback: Incest Cartoons

  276. Pingback: Drawn Incest

  277. Pingback: 3d Family Incest

  278. Pingback: Incest 3d Story

  279. Pingback: Mouth Fucked

  280. Pingback: 3d Incest

  281. Pingback: 3d Toon Incest

  282. Pingback: 3d Anime Cartoon

  283. Pingback: porno izle

  284. Pingback: free google blackhat methods

  285. Pingback: mk canada

  286. Pingback: eico home insurance

  287. Pingback: dog gift box

  288. Pingback: ceme 99

  289. Pingback: Son of God

  290. Pingback: anthony morrison

  291. Pingback: louboutin sydney

  292. Pingback: personal injury lawyer

  293. Pingback: walmartone

  294. Pingback: Pinganillos para examenes

  295. Pingback: free porn sites

  296. Pingback: best porn sites

  297. Pingback: hd porn sites

  298. Pingback: porn sites

  299. Pingback: porno

  300. Pingback: Luft til luft varmepumpe

  301. Pingback: best porn

  302. Pingback: landal ski life

  303. Pingback: Escorts Barcelona

  304. Pingback: hdmi-univers.com

  305. Pingback: air max 1

  306. Pingback: HR consultants in Delhi

  307. Pingback: get bigger breast

  308. Pingback: distinctivehometours.com

  309. Pingback: Avis Salten

  310. Pingback: panisa.net

  311. Pingback: iphone 6 case

  312. Pingback: michaelkors.com

  313. Pingback: thanks for buying porn online

  314. Pingback: drawn sex comics

  315. Pingback: buy china goods

  316. Pingback: escort in nottingham

  317. Pingback: ebay alternative uk

  318. Pingback: wedding dress

  319. Pingback: walmartone

  320. Pingback: cases & covers

  321. Pingback: look at this site

  322. Pingback: browse around these guys

  323. Pingback: BEST IPTV

  324. Pingback: check my source

  325. Pingback: click now

  326. Pingback: video excel

  327. Pingback: fake gucci bags

  328. Pingback: xxx porn

  329. Pingback: Darwin Horan

  330. Pingback: excel guide

  331. Pingback: wedding dress

  332. Pingback: dedicated servers

  333. Pingback: asian porn

  334. Pingback: skin bleaching

  335. Pingback: دانلود فیلم آینه بغل

  336. Pingback: http://sexmake.com/

  337. Pingback: Incest Drawings Porn

  338. Pingback: Limo Vancouver BC

  339. Pingback: vermiculite

  340. Pingback: ร้านทำผม กรุงเทพ

  341. Pingback: matthew pillmore

  342. Pingback: www.drone-works.com

  343. Pingback: white label casino

  344. Pingback: jake burgess

  345. Pingback: buy china goods

  346. Pingback: Geico.com

  347. Pingback: מזוזוה לבית חדש בלוד

  348. Pingback: תפילין כשרות

  349. Pingback: קניית מזוזות

  350. Pingback: Limo Services Vancouver BC

  351. Pingback: brazzers mobile

  352. Pingback: workout routines for beginners

  353. Pingback: coupon code

  354. Pingback: allstate quote homeowners

  355. Pingback: progressive car insurance quotes

  356. Pingback: Read More Here

  357. Pingback: Los Angeles Escorts

  358. Pingback: شهرزاد 3

  359. Pingback: знакомства

  360. Pingback: reviews of Phen375

  361. Pingback: mp3

  362. Pingback: Pop Instrumental

  363. Pingback: Apply insurance quote today

  364. Pingback: Token

  365. Pingback: Buy Bitcoin

  366. Pingback: electric boiler repairs

  367. Pingback: gravity vortex

  368. Pingback: More Info

  369. Pingback: Read Full Article

  370. Pingback: Buy Viagra Online

  371. Pingback: Key Windows 10 Pro

  372. Pingback: Office website

  373. Pingback: medicament en ligne

  374. Pingback: Get More Info

  375. Pingback: ice totally gaming

  376. Pingback: meeting

  377. Pingback: Oakley Sunglasses Cheap

  378. Pingback: buy china goods

  379. Pingback: עוף למהדרין

  380. Pingback: pcmunkey blog

  381. Pingback: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

  382. Pingback: Red Tea Detox

  383. Pingback: Vert Shock Workout

  384. Pingback: adult cruise vacations

  385. Pingback: cheap polarized oakleys

  386. Pingback: Tony Robbins

  387. Pingback: suck dick

  388. Pingback: por n

  389. Pingback: print your dress

  390. Pingback: ceyrek altin fiyatlari

  391. Pingback: What is Motor Club Of America

  392. Pingback: homepage

  393. Pingback: hotmail sign in

  394. Pingback: I thought about this

  395. Pingback: instagram hack 2

  396. Pingback: Continue

  397. Pingback: best mountain bike helmet

  398. Pingback: free hd porn sites

  399. Pingback:

  400. Pingback: boiler repairs camden

  401. Pingback: Walmart1

  402. Pingback: شهرزاد سوم

  403. Pingback: Samantha Radocchia

  404. Pingback: this hyperlink

  405. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت سوم

  406. Pingback: فصل سوم شهرزاد قسمت چهارم

  407. Pingback: فصل سوم شهرزاد چهارم

  408. Pingback: Photography

  409. Pingback: transfer services

  410. Pingback: amica auto insurance quote

  411. Pingback: melasma treatment cream

  412. Pingback: http://2ch-ranking.net/redirect.php?url=https://forum.pcformat.pl/buddd-u

  413. Pingback: free porn site

  414. Pingback: http://tatehuari.tumblr.com

  415. Pingback: https://forum.pcformat.pl/kraaa-u

  416. Pingback: judi dadu lewat hp android

  417. Pingback: business submission sites

  418. Pingback: Sanitär

  419. Pingback: شهرزاد

  420. Pingback: Withdraw Bitcoin to Bank Account

  421. Pingback: sydney photography

  422. Pingback: Purple Mattress Dangerous Powder

  423. Pingback: chinaraingear shop

  424. Pingback: local carpet cleaning

  425. Pingback: Pinterest sign in

  426. Pingback: Bourn hall clinic delhi

  427. Pingback: http://vreporn.com/

  428. Pingback: Bitcoin

  429. Pingback: Clear Asbestos Removal Brisbane

  430. Pingback: take surveys for cash

  431. Pingback: Verizon Corporate Office

  432. Pingback: why not find out more

  433. Pingback: รับทำวีซ่าเชงเก้น

  434. Pingback: email sign in

  435. Pingback: cheap travels

  436. Pingback: cheap ray ban sunglasses wholesale

  437. Pingback: click here

  438. Pingback: PDF Files

  439. Pingback: https://www.local.com/business/details/boston-ma/best-boston-limo-136832971/

  440. Pingback: reverse mortgage counseling california

  441. Pingback: MILF Amber Jayne What's Good For The Goose

  442. Pingback: Pot O'Dongs Eva Notty Carolina Sweets

  443. Pingback: Pussy Pressure Points Julia Ann

  444. Pingback: Click This Link

  445. Pingback: learn more

  446. Pingback: https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&source=web&url=https://www.forbiddenplaygroundxxx.com

  447. Pingback: projektowanie wnetrz

  448. Pingback: Ringhotel Heilbronn

  449. Pingback: วิธีทําให้ขาว

  450. Pingback: 15 Minute Manifestation Reviews

  451. Pingback: locksmiths

  452. Pingback: loans for bad credit not payday loans

  453. Pingback: Clicking Here

  454. Pingback: whore

  455. Pingback: full movies

  456. Pingback: Web Site

  457. Pingback: https://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=t&source=web&url=https://www.draftkingsmaster.com

  458. Pingback: price comparison

  459. Pingback: Find Out More

  460. Pingback: Adalberto Cazaree

  461. Pingback: https://www.vocabulary.com/profiles/A01T8AMSG1W53T

  462. Pingback: DraftKings NBA DFS Picks

  463. Pingback: malay escort

  464. Pingback: lose body fat in just 21 days

  465. Pingback: writeaessay

  466. Pingback: Cialis tablets australia

  467. Pingback: Ivo site

  468. Pingback: cychacks.com/index.php?action=profile

  469. Pingback: article

  470. Pingback: Exchange Cryptocurrency to US Dollars

  471. Pingback: board games

  472. Pingback: amolatina.com

  473. Pingback: computer disposal

  474. Pingback: promo codes online

  475. Pingback: XXX PORN MODEL

  476. Pingback: Heena Khan



  479. Pingback: Bristy Roy Independent Bangalore Escorts


  481. Pingback: Bangalore Escorts Sneha Despandey





  486. Pingback: XXX PORN Dhruvi Jaipur Escorts


  488. Pingback: High Profile Jaipur Escort Model Jiya Malik


  490. Pingback: Fun With Jaipur Escorts Tanisha Walia


  492. Pingback: blog

  493. Pingback: xxx porno

  494. Pingback: Go Here

  495. Pingback: xxx porno

  496. Pingback: Ambika Ahuja Jaipur Escorts

  497. Pingback: saham ciputra

  498. Pingback: Rich Fucks Part 3 Bridgette B Isiah Maxwell

  499. Pingback: Pornstar Penetration Convention Monique Alexander Xander Corvus

  500. Pingback: stormy's secret stormy daniels keiran lee

  501. Pingback: Phẫu Thuật Hàm Hô Giá Bao Nhiêu

  502. Pingback: Read This

  503. Pingback: Black Money Pouch Server Apron - Select Color : Black

  504. Pingback: Chiropractors in Lincoln park

  505. Pingback: porn

  506. Pingback: Cheap Baby Accessories Australia

  507. Pingback: web development companies in new york city

  508. Pingback: penas

  509. Pingback: http://secretgirlgames.com/profile/marcoshood6

  510. Pingback: blinds